I carry my Weight Watchers weight tracking book with me almost all the time. I do it because I don’t want to forget to bring it to to my Thursday night meetings. But it’s also a source of motivation. Every time I look at it, I’m reminded that I have come a long way so far.
I decorated it because I wanted it to be cute when I started. Now it’s covered with tons of little stars – each of which represents something good that I did for myself. Bravo Kenz, Bravo! 🙂
If you’re not part of Weight Watchers then you may not know what all of these stars mean so I’ll share it. The yellow stars represent each time I’ve lost 5 pounds. The big pink 5% star represents the day that I had lost 5% of my body weight. Now I’ve lost over 20% of my body weight. And the green stars represent each time I did something good for myself like increasing my workout or saying no to a piece of cake because I hadn’t planned for it, etc. There are so many stars on my little book that I’ve started adding them inside as well. And my group leader knows that I’ll do what I need to do to get another little bravo. 😉
These little things might not mean much to someone who has never been where I am, but to me they’re a constant reminder that I’m much closer to where I want to be. Of course, I can look at the weight-loss log inside this book to see that too. So as you can see, this little book is very important to me. It holds almost a year of weight losses that were added week by week. It’s almost full so I’ll start a new book soon, and when I do, I’ll continue to keep this one close because it’s full of little moments that have added up to big lifestyle changes for me.